Visiting Hours & Policies

Our goal at St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital is to foster a healing environment and promote family-centered care. This means we consider family to be a part of the health care team, and you can be with your loved one in the hospital anytime — day or night. Your input is valuable, as we realize your loved one is unique and may have needs that only you know. We also have a responsibility to keep our patients, families and care teams safe.

Please follow these visitor guidelines:

  • Understand that nurses may limit the number of visitors or visitation according to the patient’s condition.
  • All visitors, including children coming to see a patient must stop at the information desk in the front lobby to get a visitor’s badge. Children must be supervised by an adult at all times.
    – Labor and Delivery: Only patient’s children are allowed, all other children visitors must be 12 or older.
  • Visiting hours are from 8am to 9pm. Only one designated support person will be allowed after 9pm on the inpatient units.
  • Adult badges require a photo ID. Please be prepared to show your ID.
  • You may be asked by the staff to step out of the patient’s room.

For Patients 

When you’re admitted, you can choose a support person to be with you for emotional support during your stay in the hospital. A support person can be a spouse, domestic partner, another family member or a friend. We welcome your support person unless they are considered to be harmful to you or others. 

Patient Safety Is Always Our Top Concern 

Friends and family who have been around contagious diseases, such as a cold, the flu or chicken pox, should not visit. We recognize it’s important for your loved one to see friends and other family members, but to stop the spread of these and other communicable diseases, visiting hours may be limited. For the safety of your loved one please do not touch any medical equipment or alarms. 

Behavior Expectations 

All patients, their families and visitors, will be treated with respect regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, education, illness, socioeconomic status, culture, language, disability, income, gender, sexual orientation and gender identity or expression. 

Please Treat Us with Respect 

Hospital policies must be followed for the safety of our patients and care teams. Aggressive or threatening behavior is not allowed or tolerated.